DeLozier Family Reunion Notice
Annual DeLozier Reunion
From the St. Clair County Democrat, 4 Aug 1938 The eleventh annual DeLozier reunion was held at Weaubleau July 31, 1938. Approximately 800 attended. Eight states were represented: California, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri. The program was opened with songs, Doxology, and “The Unclouded Day” which has been sung every year. Scripture reading: Luke 18:1-7 by W. E. Hawkins; Prayer by George Wyatt, followed by a solo: “The Ninety and Nine” by Jesse Hawkins Magnuson. A wonderful sermon was delivered by Rev. Albert Gaston, descendant of Wess DeLozier. The subject was “Happiness Through God’s Love.” This reunion is for the purpose of uniting the descendants of Edward H. DeLozier, who was the father of twenty children and was started by descendants of Jeems DeLozier, one of the twenty, on the 100th birthday of Melissa DeLozier, wife of Jeems. Five descendants of Jeems DeLozier were present of the six living from a family of 12. They were Frank DeLozier of Chelsea, Okla., Wess DeLozier and Lucy Harden of Gerster, Robert DeLozier and Margaret Hawkins of Weaubleau. H.F. DeLozier of Sapulpa, Okla. Was in Vermont and could not attend, but sent a telegram which was read at the reunion. Wallace DeLozier and family dedicated a song to Henry, “What Would I Give In Exchange For My Soul?” Descendants of seven of the original twenty were represented: Jeems, Perrin, Neddie, Crumwell, Mary, Adaline and Fountaine. The day was ideal in every respect. Weather even was in accordance with the feeling of the crowd. Never before had the kinship of the family been felt as much as at this time. While faces of many which had been seen regularly before were missing at this time, many more new faces were added than ever before. A bounteous basket dinner was served at noon, and in accordance with the DeLozier appetite it was well partaken of. Rev. Frank Harden returned thanks. The afternoon was spent in visiting, renewing acquaintance, and an extensive program was given, consisting of music and speaking. Rev. Geo. Wyatt, wife and son, of Findley, Ohio, gave talks and sang. A solo was given by F. M. DeLozier of Chelsea, Okla., who will be 80 years old in September. Other songs from W. J. DeLozier descendants, Harlan DeLozier and family. Solo, Mary Lee John, Geraldine Boswell. Piano solo by Patty Jean Godsoe of Chandler, Okla., a descendant of Margaret DeLozier-Hawkins. A cornet solo by Charles Wm. Black, descendant of W. J. DeLozier. Accordian solo by Leon Ritchey of Denver, Colo., descendant of Martha DeLozier-Hutton. There were songs by the Gerster choir, Tebo choir and Galmey quartette. Israel DeLozier of Joplin, Mo., requested a song to be dedicated to Aunt Tize Jacobs of Chelsea, Okla., daughter of Neddie DeLozier. W. E. Hawkins of Chandler, Oklahoma, was master of ceremonies for the day. A loud speaker was furnished by Sid Kittel of Weaubleau. The large crowd was reluctant to leave, although some had many miles of travel. Asa Hartley came 700 miles. Everyone expressed themselves as having had the best reunion of the eleven that have been held. The officers elected for the coming year were: Frank Redman, president; W. E. Hawkins, vice president; Norma Bernard, secretary, making it unanimous for Norma the eleventh time. The next reunion will be held the last Sunday in July, 1939 at Osceola, Mo. It is hoped that all may be present, with others who were unable to attend this one. Signed One Present Among those from Osceola who attended the DeLozier reunion at Weaubleau Sunday were Mrs. Norma Bernard, Mr. And Mrs. Victor Hemphill, Mr. And Mrs. Glenn Campbell, Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Barker, Mr. And Mrs. F. M. Redmon, Miss Peggy Cantrell and J. D. Piepmier of Appleton City.
Jeems and Melissa DeLozier Photo courtesy Sherri DeLozier
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